30th January 2012
Interview: Greg Louganis on gold medals, HIV and Matthew Mitcham 6
10:37 AM — He won his first Olympic medal at the age of 16. Four gold medals later, he came out at the 1994 Gay Games. Laurence Watts meets Greg Louganis.
27th January 2012
US trans prisoner sues over hair treatments
5:21 PM — A trans woman in Massachusetts, USA, has filed a claim against her prison over allegations that she has not been provided with medically required hair treatments.
Brad Pitt’s gay marriage pledge tested 21
1:49 PM — The actor said this week the pledge he and Angelina Jolie took to hold off on marriage until equality was achieved for everyone in the US is proving hard to keep.
Cynthia Nixon: Bisexuals? We get no respect 77
11:37 AM — After causing a storm of controversy this week when referring to being gay as a "choice" Cynthia Nixon seems to have reluctantly acknowledged that she is, in fact, bisexual.
First US Congressman to come out freely to marry partner 19
11:09 AM — The first US Congressman to come out voluntarily as gay has confirmed he plans to marry his partner of five years.
26th January 2012
Tuscaloosa schools told: ‘Let lesbians go to prom’ 2
5:12 PM — Demands have been made to the County Board of Education in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to respect LGBT rights after alleged cases of negligence by staff members towards a gay student.
Video: Youtube pulls ‘non family safe’ gay music ad 33
12:14 PM — A record label in the US has expressed surprise at Youtube's decision to pull an advert showing two shirtless men embracing after the video-hosting site said it violated their adult image policy.
Starbucks backs marriage equality 8
10:31 AM — Coffee giant Starbucks has backed draft legislation in Washington which would lift the state's ban on gay marriage.
25th January 2012
Sao Paulo Metro launches campaign to combat homophobia 4
10:55 PM — The Brazilian State of São Paulo in partnership with the São Paulo City Metro (Underground) launched yesterday a campaign to combat homophobia entitled: “See beyond prejudice. Respect differences.”
Bullied gay teen suicide note: ‘Please help me mom’ 48
12:18 PM — Parents of a gay teenager who committed suicide have said that a year of constant homophobic bullying pushed him to take his own life.
24th January 2012
Maryland introduces equal marriage bill 9
5:35 PM — Maryland’s Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley introduced another bill this week which would lift the ban on gay marriage in the US state of Maryland.
Cynthia Nixon: ‘My homosexuality is a choice’ 198
2:15 PM — Cynthia Nixon has caused controversy by announcing in a recent interview that she believes her homosexuality "is a choice".
Ecuador’s new lesbian health minister to close ‘gay cure clinics’ 8
12:36 PM — The appointment of a lesbian politician as Ecuador’s new health minister has caused a stir this week.
Washington Senate has votes for marriage equality 10
10:55 AM — State senator Mary Margaret Haugen became the crucial 25th supporter of proposed legislation, saying "none of us holds a monopoly on what it means to be an American".
23rd January 2012
Jane Lynch to get ‘authentic gay life’ honour 5
1:40 PM — Gay actress Jane Lynch is to be honoured by the National Center for Lesbian Rights for "blazing a path not just for the artists who follow in her footsteps, but for young people everywhere who look up to her."
20th January 2012
Virginia gay adoption battle kicks off 1
5:35 PM — At the General Assembly in Richmond, Virginia, a battle is heating up over whether adoption agencies should be allowed to discriminate against prospective parents based on their sexual orientation.
Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrisson in Prop 8 play 4
4:56 PM — Glee stars Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison are the latest stars to sign up to the one-night-only LA production of Dustin Lance Black's play about the Proposition 8 ballot.
US study: ‘Sexual minority stress’ risk for older gays 6
11:47 AM — A US study says sexual minority stress, along with aging-related stress, endangers the mental health of middle-aged and older gay men. Sexual minority stress was defined as a combination of men feeling the need to hide their sexuality or concern that others avoided them because of it.
Microsoft: Equal marriage is good for business 15
10:25 AM — Software behemoth Microsoft has put its weight behind Washington state's proposed equal marriage laws. The corporation, which has its headquarters in the Washington city of Redmond, also backed the state's successful 2009 legislation to give gay couple's domestic partnerships the same rights as marriages.
30 Rock ribs Tracy Morgan for gay jokes 12
9:50 AM — Hit US series 30 Rock has mocked cast-member Tracy Morgan for his ill-received gay jokes last summer. In the show, Morgan's character mistakenly apologises to Glad, a Californian bin bag company, rather than GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.